“The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense.”
“Many of the media pundits who are rightly outraged by the NFL’s penalty for Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident are asking, ‘What kind of message is the NFL sending to women and girls about how they are valued in society?’ We have another question: What kinds of messages are young boys receiving from the Ray Rice incident?”
“The survey, conducted by Ma Style Care, reveals disturbing number of women who face sexual harassment everyday. Out of the 2,500 respondents, including students, homemakers and working professionals, 99 per cent said they had faced sexual harassment in metro trains, markets, educational institutes, workplaces, on social media websites and during morning walks.”
DOJ and HHS call for action to address abuse of older Americans: Elder Justice Roadmap outlines critical path to combating problem from ACL News, 7/9/14
The Elder Justice Roadmap, being published today, reflects the knowledge and perspectives of these experts in the field and will be considered by the Elder Justice Coordinating Council and others in developing their own strategic plans to prevent and combat elder abuse.
Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t: How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint from the New York Times, 7/12/14
Disappointment is a recurring theme among many students who ask their schools to adjudicate their sexual-assault complaints. “Most of the students I work with say, ‘Had I known how bad the school process was, I would not have reported at all,’ ” said Annie E. Clark, who counsels assault victims on their rights.